Adderall or concerta for weight loss

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Avatar n tn Why is adderol a better choice of medication used for the treatment of ADHD versus some of the other medications? 3.When the drug adderol or any of the other drugs listed here are prescribed for the treatment of ADHD, what are the guidelines for increasing the dosage versus no increase, and what are the reasons for the increases? 4.What are the side affects to observe from overdose and or underdose? 5.
Avatar n tn # STUNTED GROWTH AND WEIGHT LOSS Particularly in children, Adderall can decrease growth and cause significant weight loss. Children who take Adderall for long periods should be carefully monitored for these Adderall side effects by having their height and weight measured regularly. Other Adderall Side Effects Other Adderall side effects can include significant loss of appetite, mood changes, insomnia, dry mouth, and headaches. What is happening now?
401095 tn?1351395370 i have taken adderal, ritalin, concerta, for adhd and i tried phentermine which is also an ampetamine for weight loss not sure if you read my story on the heath pages but i started my addiction age 9 with ritalin i also have hep c which causes extreme fatigue (and right not i am unisured i think my thyriod levels are low) i have taken excetorin which has caffine in it, just to make it through the day, but i felt horrible, yes i was awake but not energetic thats the thing with the prescription ad
Avatar n tn First of all I do not drink alcohol ever, I mean never in the last three years and never while on this medication in any event. I do not smoke or drink coffee or use any stimulant at all besides Adderall. So here it is: 6-7 A.M.: 1 capsule 30 m.g. RX 1-2 P.M.: 1 capsule 30 m.g. RX THATS IT!- Note that this is already more than the recommended dose, but my doctor seems to feel that my extraordinary problem with hyperactivity justifies the increase.
Avatar f tn Hi there, Concerta is quite well known to cause weight loss, common complaints of appetite being suppressed, not being hungry, feeling full etc occur in all ages and gender. Significant weight loss is probably one of the more common reasons for a change in medication, so i would definitely recommend discussing your weight loss concerns with your prescribing dr.
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Avatar f tn Although, both Wellbutrin and Adderall can cause weight loss. So make sure you get a good protein rich, hardy breakfast. And don't be afraid to eat at 11 at night if you get hungry. The Adderall should not cause any sexual side effects. Although, if you were taking Wellbutrin for treating SSRI/SNRI-induced sexual dysfunction (the adderall should do the same thing), and you are still on any SSRI's etc.
Avatar f tn But usually you see that with much higher dosages and with people abusing the drug for a period of time. I took 60 to 70mgs of adderall a day and anger or being "short" was never a issue. However there were plenty of other issues with adderall especially the rollercoaster ride all day long of being up and down which can make you grumpy for sure. I also was taking wellbutrin, 300mg a day and I stopped taking it and feel alot better then when taking both.
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Avatar f tn I have been prescribed Concerta 27.5 mgCR which is like adderall for ADHD. My doctor also prescribed Phenteramine 37.5 mg for weight loss. I take both together in the morning. I do go to him every month and have a check up so he can check my blood is always low anyways. But he does keep a close eye on me. Also, if I have something stressfull happen in my life, I drop the phenterimine for a couple of days to prevent an anxidy attack.
Avatar n tn I've been taking Adderall for 10 years + and don't know what the **** some of you are ranting about! If Adderall is having some horrific effect on you may I suggest that you may have been misdiagnosed as ADHD and your brain isn't affected by it like mine is. I've gone without this drug for weeks at a time over and over and, though I wasn't in top form obviously, I never EVER had any frantic cravings for it, etc. that would cause anyone, including myself, to think I was an "addict".
Avatar n tn I know someone that I care about dearly who takes 25 mg of Adderall a day for ADD. The other night she was taking pills like candy and going insane with them and just swallowing them. She took about 280 -300 mg of adderall all in less than a couple of hours was basically like on speed. She is 120 pounds, 16 years old and is about 5'4''. She couldnt eat and was having panic attacks, and puked, but refused to get help. She wouldnt let me help her and i was afraid of her.
Avatar f tn Just because one med works for one child, does not mean it will work in the same way or at all for yours. The right med, or the right combination of meds, is very important in my opinion. When it comes to all the meds I take, the wrong medication(s) and combination of medications is worse than no medication. (I would do extensive research on ADD/ADHD, as it can develop into other things such as depression, anxiety, etc., that was at least my case.
Avatar f tn So your son has been on Concerta for 2 years? What other medications did you try? My son has been taking Adderall for 3 years. All the other medications caused him to have headaches. One in particular gave him a migraine that landed us at the ER and him getting an MRI. The adderall, at 25 mg, has not affected him at all with adverse symptoms. He sleeps well, eats well, etc.
Avatar n tn We connected with a psychiatrist who tried several differnet medications @ first (they didn't work for my son) and then finally put him on Concerta 36mg 2pills daily and WOW - what a difference. My son is happy, more attentive, friendly and less agitated. He is extremely happy with this medication and how he feels about himself and life. My only concern regarding the medication is, my son has lost about 30+ pounds in the last 65 months and appears to continue to drop weight.
Avatar n tn I don't have to think when I'm watching shows or surfing the net. For my mom when she was younger it was drinking, for my cousin its drugs, and for his sister its all of the above. All of us have been to a psychologist who specializes in ADD and we've all been diagnosed. For me, I almost can't function. I can't hold a conversation, I can't sit and listen to my professors some days when I forget to take my meds, and I become extremely emotional. And make sure you know your options.
Avatar n tn loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; restlessness; stomach pain or upset; unpleasant taste; vomiting; weight loss.
565294 tn?1216436915 I totally understand your concern with your son's weight loss on ADHD medicine. My 9 year old son has been on Concerta for three years and the first year and a half he was very thin. Now he is the right weight for his age and height. He is on 18mg. We tried him on the 27mg but it was too much. He was thin for that period of time, but he has jumped two grade levels ahead of his class in reading and has much better impulse control. He eats a good breakfast and eats like crazy between 5pm and 9pm.
Avatar f tn Often avoids, dislikes, or doesn't want to do things that take a lot of mental effort for a long period of time (such as schoolwork or homework). Often loses things needed for tasks and activities Is often easily distracted. Is often forgetful in daily activities. b) exhibited 6 of the following symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity for over 6 months Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat. Often gets up from seat when remaining in seat is expected.
Avatar f tn College students take them for a boost when cramming for exams or pulling all-nighters. Others abuse stimulant meds for their weight-loss properties. If your child is taking stimulants, make sure he or she isn’t sharing the pills or selling them. 1. Adderall 2. Concerta 3. Ritalin 4. Vyvanse 5. Strattera (do not use this, there is a warning on the label for suicidal thoughts) 6. focalin 7. Dexedrine Their may be other but these are the most popular ones used.
Avatar n tn Went to a psychiatrist for new testing and counseling and prescribed concerta. Concerta was great!...for awhile. Last year at 14 had gall bladder removed. Had adverse reactions to anesthesia (the couldn't get her asleep) after surgery was up for days with no sleep whatsoever. After that paranoid episodes - couldn't sleep, hear sounds, thought people outside. Doctor reduced dosage which DID NOT help episodes and seemed unconcerned. I took her off concerta and made appt psychologist.
Avatar n tn I recently heard that dexatrim (athough its mainly for weight loss) mixed ith aderoll or ritalin can increase your awareness and make you more able to desifer good and bad decisions, Is This True???
Avatar f tn I had the same syptoms as your daughter, along with rapid heart rate, weight loss, and loss of interest in things that I enjoyed prior to starting Adderall. It made my son a zombie, his personality was different, he didn't laugh anymore. It is a highly addictive drug and the only reason this ADHD medication explosion has happened is because schools are pushing parents to drug their children so that the teacher doesn't have to deal with them.
Avatar n tn I had him medicated about five yrs ago and there were so many problems (not sleeping, loss of appetite and weight, heart racing, etc) that i decided something so problematic couldnt be a solution to another problem. i read in a medical journal that a truly ADHD child would respond differently from normal people when intaking caffeine-that it calms them.
Avatar f tn leukopenia and/or anemia; a few instances of scalp hair loss. In children, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss during prolonged therapy, insomnia, and tachycardia may occur more frequently; however, any of the other adverse reactions listed above may also occur. No mention of seizures in the above, but it does say that, "the use of this drug by anyone with a seizure disorder is not recommended.
Avatar n tn Loss of appetite, Dry mouth, Difficulty sleeping, Headaches, Weight loss, Emotional changes, Nausea, upset stomach, Dizziness, Diarrhea, Feeling of weakness, sweating from my hands and feet all day. Should i be concerned with these side effects im expirencing? Or will they go away soon?
Avatar n tn Are we doing our families a disservice? I think so! With each script for Adderall or Strattera, we should also be writing another one for "Occupational Therapy evaluation and treatment as indicated". Better yet, try the OT first and then add the medication later. As for clothing without seams, your neighborhood OT can help you find those resources. One of them is Thank you for reading.
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Avatar n tn You also need to be put on wellbutrin or a low dosage of concerta or adderall. Wellbutrin is non-addictive and works for those who have depression and attention deficit disorder. I also recommend choosing among these types of therapy: occupational therapy, behavioral therapy, yoga and meditation techniques, music therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, psychiatrist, and psychologist.
329950 tn?1194801117 a few instances of scalp hair loss. In children, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss during prolonged therapy, insomnia, and tachycardia may occur more frequently; however, any of the other adverse reactions listed above may also occur. Not so harmless is it? BTW despite what anyone tells you Ritalin is not approved for under 6 year olds, any doctor prescribing to this age group is taking a dangerous step as it has not been tested or monitored.